FAQ [Frequently Asked Questions]

What is Nicepaste.com all about?

Pastebin is a website where you can store any text online for easy sharing. The website is mainly used by programmers to store pieces of sources code or configuration information, but anyone is more than welcome to paste any type of text. The idea behind the site is to make it more convenient for people to share large amounts of text online.

What is your Acceptable Use Policy?

Broadly speaking, the site was created to help programmers. You are however welcome to post any type of text to Pastebin. Please do not post email lists, password lists, or personal information. The "report abuse" feature can be used to flag such pastes and they will be deleted.

Do NOT post:
- email lists
- login details
- stolen source code
- hacked data
- copyrighted information / data
- password lists
- banking / creditcard / financial information / data
- personal information / data
- pornographic information / data
- spam links (this includes promoting your own site)If you do not comply with our Acceptable Use Policy we might ban your account and/or IP address from the website. More information can be found in our Terms of Service.

How can I contact Pastebin?

Check out our contact page.


When you create an account you get your own Pastebin. This means you can now store pastes and have full control over them at any point in the future. Having your own Pastebin is also great for sharing your pastes with others. Your Pastebin is both public and private at the same time. Your public pastes are visible to everybody while the private ones are only visible to you.

How do folders work?

When you create a new paste, simply select the folder where you want the past to be posted in. If you click the + symbol, you can also create a new folder, and the paste will then be placed into that folder. When editing a paste you can move/remove a paste from a folder.

Who can see my folders?
If a user creates a folder, and puts 'public' pastes in that folder, to others, those pastes will show up in the root folder of that Pastebin account. However, for the logged-in user who created the folder, those pastes will show in the folder they were put in.

Note: Folders are meant to organize your own private Pastebin better and are only visible to the logged-in user who created them.

How many pastes can I create?

The short answer is: as many as you like.

There are however some limitations to fight off spammers.